design services

design services


Whether you’re starting with a new home, you’re ready for an update or you have a commercial project, Villa Vici’s talented design team can help. Our designers will work with you in our store or at your home to create a design plan based on your style, budget, and space. To get started, give us a call or visit our Magazine Street location.

Meet our designers…

In business for over twenty-five years, Vikki Leftwich has a distinct style that she describes as “a minimalist approach to mixing the old with the new.” In a home designed by Vikki Leftwich, clean-lined upholstered pieces juxtaposed with eighteeenth-century antiques look exactly right.

The firm offers full-spectrum services, from working with architects preconstruction to choosing interior colors, fixtures and furnishings.

“It’s good to work with the architect from the beginning because I focus on the interiors and can help edit the plans,” Leftwich explains. “Some clients want us to come in and start from scratch, and others just want us to take care of furniture selection and placement. We do both.”

Leftwich spends quite a bit of time traveling, searching for one-of-a-kind pieces for her clients, and most clients get to enjoy a hands-on shopping experience in her New Orleans furniture store. As a one-stop interior design resource center, Villa Vici carries lighting, mirrors, armoires, occasional tables, antique reproductions and dining, living and bedroom furniture.

Most of her business comes from repeat clients focusing on
second and third homes who return to Leftwich for her well-defined sense of style. Welcome to the world of Villa Vici…

Vikki Leftwich of Villa Vici furniture store New Orleans
Vikki Leftwich
Interior design services by Tanga Winstead at Villa Vici Furniture Store New Orleans
Tanga Winstead

Tanga Winstead was born in rural North Carolina but her creativity led her to dream of travel, design, and color, from an early age. As fate would have it, she made her home in New Orleans. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Barton College in NC and an Associate Degree in Fashion Design from the American College in London, UK.

Parlaying a career in marketing, sales and fashion into the world of interiors, she found her niche in New Orleans where she believes this diverse array of experience simply broadened her scope of design possibilities. “For me, design is something I can’t switch off; it is always present – especially when I travel. My job is to convey those ideas to the client and hope they are as excited as I am about seeing them come to life!” says Winstead. With over 15 years of design experience and many years managing the Villa Vici showroom in New Orleans, she enjoys both traditional and modern bright whites and bold colors, forming her own eclectic, transitional style. Indoors or out, residential or commercial, Winstead loves a challenge and an opportunity to provide a solution for all your design needs.

Known for discerning the individual client’s taste and lifestyle, melding the present with the past and making each creation unique, she has managed to create signature looks from antique to modern while maintaining a sense of the client’s own individuality. A firm believer in form and function, as well as texture, Tanga has designed and furnished residential and commercial venues throughout the southeast. “I believe the finished product should reflect the owner’s unique lifestyle or environment,” says Winstead. She has been published in Gambit, The Times Picayune, St. Charles Avenue Magazine, New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles as well as Louisiana Homes and Gardens. Also featured in “Big Easy Style” and “New Orleans New Elegance”.

House calls, color consultations, editing and refurbishing along with lighting, room or full service design are available to meet your individual needs.

Interior Designers to the Trade

Villa Vici is an Industry Partner of ASID

Outside Designer Program – We work closely with our outside designer partners and value the business they bring to our store. Our members are entitled to exclusive benefits, invitations to design events and product previews.

If you are an interested designer, complete the contact form below and we will send you our designer registration form.